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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Former Vice President Dick Cheney continued his criticism of the Obama administration’s foreign policy Tuesday on Hannity, disagreeing with the idea that Obama had no responsibility for Iraq’s current crisis. Cheney cited the RAND Corporation’s study revealing a “58-percent increase in the number of jihadist groups, a doubling of jihadist fighters ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

AP - The Pentagon says nearly half of the roughly 300 advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad, and have begun to assess the Iraqi forces and the fight against Sunni militants. Another four teams of special forces will arrive in days, bringing the total to almost ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: A failure to scan outsourced medical records has caused an approximate three- to five-month backlog at the Memphis Veteran Administration Medical Center, The Daily Caller has learned. TheDC was exclusively given a photo snapped of the medical records room on June 12, 2014. In the photo, hundreds of unprocessed medical records ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Progressives Today: Veterans are losing the war at home, and the loss is coming at the hands of their own government. A new audit finds the VA didn’t treat a veteran with PTSD for 8 years while another was in the hospital for 7 YEARS before being treated. CNN adds: In one case, a veteran with ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A new report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., claims more than a thousand veterans may have died between 2001 and 2011 as the result of misconduct and a "culture of mismanagement" at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The report rattled off a litany of allegations against the embattled agency, claiming ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WFB: A new whistleblower has come forward in the VA scandal, telling CNN the Phoenix VA has been covering up veteran deaths. Someone in the VA removed “deceased” notes from electronic files so that they would not show up on statistics of veterans who died awaiting VA attention. The whistleblower, Phoenix VA scheduling ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: A federal investigator has described a “troubling pattern” of Veterans Affairs Department officials downplaying or ignoring whistleblowers at facilities nationwide, resulting in patients receiving deficient, delayed and in some cases no needed medical attention. In a letter Monday to President Obama, Carolyn Lerner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said that ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: Iraq is granting legal immunity to 300 U.S. military advisers slated to train local forces, allowing them to begin their mission, the Obama administration announced Monday. The protections were agreed upon through a diplomatic note between the U.S. and Iraq, State Department deputy press secretary Marie Harf told reporters. "We can confirm Iraq ...

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Jun 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Al Sadr is Iran's other main man in Iraq, next to Maliki, and he's making the threat because Iran doesn't want the U.S. to have any influence or power in Iraq. Excerpted from Sky News: A Shia cleric loyal to anti-US cleric Moqtada al Sadr has warned that the 300 US military advisers en route to ...

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Jun 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Jun 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BOSTON (CBS) – A Marine from New Hampshire has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was one of three U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb Friday morning. “The entire State of New Hampshire is devastated by the tragic loss of Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant, who was bravely serving his nation in Afghanistan,” ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Sydney Morning Herald: A small force of about half a dozen Australian troops has been sent to Baghdad to help protect Australian embassy staff as Iraq faces continuing upheaval amid a vicious jihadist insurgency. Fairfax Media understands that the group of Australian Defence Force personnel will primarily liaise with the US military, which ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE PJ TATLER: The Obama administration is days away from “committing America” the Ottawa Convention, an anti-mine pact that House Armed Services Committee leaders say could tie the hands of the military. It also, noted chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), highlights how President Obama fixates on random policy actions while bigger, more urgent issues go ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Seattle, Wash. (CBS SEATTLE) – A U.S. Navy sailor from Washington State is currently serving on a submarine thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, but a judge has ordered him into an impossible custody scenario: Appear in a Michigan courtroom Monday or risk losing custody of his 6-year-old daughter. Navy submariner Matthew Hindes was ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Military Times: The U.S. and Iraqi governments are revisiting the controversial issue of legal immunity for American troops, the key sticking point that prompted a complete withdraw of troops in 2011. As the Pentagon prepares to send up to 575 new troops into Iraq, officials say, talks are underway with the Iraqis to clarify ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Three U.S. soldiers have been killed in an IED attack in Afghanistan, it was reported today. The deaths come amid a week of increased violence by the Taliban after Afghans voted in the presidential elections. It is believed that the service members were killed in the south of the country along with ...

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON POST: An Army veteran who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan said Wednesday that the long-captive soldier was deeply frustrated with the mission and had lodged false allegations that their unit had carried out atrocities. Bergdahl “didn’t understand why we were doing more humanitarian aid drops, setting up clinics, and helping the ...

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› iResist

Here are the Free Sgt. Tahmooressi events we have planned through July 4th. More may be added. Special thanks to Rick Sarmiento, the Florida State Coordinator for 2 Million Bikers to DC, for reaching out to us & the Tahmooressi family to put on the Miami Freedom Ride. Please join us, and help spread the ...

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Military Times: Saying that an “all-out civil war” in Iraq could endanger U.S. security interests, President Obama on Thursday announced plans to send up to 300 military advisers into the crumbling nation and step up intelligence efforts to respond to the growing insurgent threat there. But the commander in chief emphasized that the steps ...

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NBC NEWS: Cpl. Jack Schlegel, the highly decorated paratrooper who once had a drink with WWII Gen. George Patton, and survived capture by the Germans four times, has died at the age of 90 -- just five days after visiting Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. "As much as it hurts to lose ...

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The mother of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi,jailed in Mexico since March 31, has hired a “rock star” defense attorney for her son – his third lawyer in as many weeks. Jill Tahmooressi, said Wednesday that following the advice of California defense attorney Phil Dunn, she has hired Mexican attorney Fernando Benitez Alvarez ...

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